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Downtown Aquarium Houston

Life Support Operator

The Downtown Aquarium is an AZA accredited institution located in Houston, Texas and is seeking a Life Support Operator for exhibits and water features.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducting daily rounds on aquatic equipment and life support systems.
  • Performing and recording daily water quality testing.
  • Taking on basic plumbing assignments.
  • Maintaining and monitoring of all aquatic filtration systems on property.
  • Repairing of equipment when needed. This usually involves, but is not limited to, changing bearings, seals, and impellers on motors as they go bad.
  • Assisting with and work closely alongside other departments as needed.
  • Routine cleaning of different life support areas.
  • Assisting other Life Support Operators with tasks and projects.
  • Technical repairs at other locations for the company.
  • Other duties as they arise.


Job Requirements:

  • Have at least one year experience with pool, water treatment, and/or aquatic life support equipment.
  • Must be organized and self-motivated with a desire to see projects through to completion
  • Should have basic knowledge of pumps, motors and water filtration systems.
  • Should have basic mechanical, electrical, carpentry and plumbing skills.
  • Must have basic automation or computer knowledge.
  • Must be willing to work in various conditions as well as indoors and outdoors.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, after-hours, holidays, and weekends.
  • Must be on-call for emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs, bend, stand, kneel, walk and lift up to 50lbs.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants may apply on-line at or send a resume via email to


Downtown Aquarium Houston
410 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002

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